Cookies are usually small text files, given ID tags that are stored on your computer's browser directory or program data subfolders.
The website stores a corresponding file (with same ID tag) to the one they set in your browser and in this file they can track and keep information on your movements within the site and any information you may have voluntarily given while visiting the website, such as email address.
Cookies are often indispensable for websites that have huge databases, need logins, have customizable themes, other advanced features.
Cookies usually don't contain much information except for the url of the website that created the cookie, the duration of the cookie's abilities and effects, and a random number.
Due to the little amount of information a cookie contains, it usually cannot be used to reveal your identity or personally identifying information.
However, marketing is becoming increasingly sophisticated and cookies in some cases can be aggressively used to create a profile of your surfing habits.
There are two TYPES OF COOKIES:
SESSION COOKIES - these are temporary cookie files, which are erased when you close your browser.
When you restart your browser and go back to the site that created the cookie, the website will not recognize you.
You will have to log back in (if login is required) or select your preferences/themes again if the site uses these features.
A new session cookie will be generated, which will store your browsing information and will be active until you leave the site and close your browser.
PERSISTENT COOKIES - these files stay in one of your browser's subfolders until you delete them manually or your browser deletes them based on the duration period contained within the persistent cookie's file.
Session cookies are created temporarily in your browser's subfolder while you are visiting a website; once you leave the site, the session cookie is deleted.
On the other hand, persistent cookie files remain in your browser's subfolder and are activated again once you visit the website that created that particular cookie.
A persistent cookie remains in the browser's subfolder for the duration period set within the cookie's file.
The following cookies are installed on this site:
4 Steps uses the results of these analyzes anonymously and exclusively for statistical purposes.
To avoid these cookies being stored, you can follow the following path:
Google support (link)
Most browsers are configured to accept, check and possibly disable cookies through settings.
These are the paths to follow to manage cookies from the following browsers:
Safari: Apple support (link)
Safari mobile: Apple support (link)
Chrome: Google support (link)
Mozilla Firefox: Mozilla support (link)
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For more information, you can also consult these sites:
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This is a notice that is also made pursuant to Article 13 of Legislative Decree No. 196/2003 of the Code regarding the protection of personal data to those who interact with the Web services of 4Steps, online from the address: http://www.4steps.it/ corresponding to the home page of the official 4 Steps website.
The information is provided only for the www.4steps.it site owned by 4 Steps and not for other Web sites that may be consulted by the user through links.
The information is also based on the Recommendation n. 2/2001 that the European authorities for the protection of personal data, gathered in the Group established by Article 29 of European Directive No. 95/46 / EC, adopted on May 17, 2001 to identify some minimum requirements for data collection personal online, and, in particular, the methods, timing and nature of the information that the data controllers must provide to users when they connect to web pages, regardless of the purpose of the connection.
THE HOLDER OF THE TREATMENT:
Following consultation of this site, data relating to identified or identifiable persons may be processed.
The holder of the data processing is: 4Steps based in Via Pacinotti 19, 42015-Correggio (RE) - VAT number 02646600359
DATA PROCESSING PLACE:
The treatments connected to the Web services of this site take place at the aforementioned 4Steps and are only handled by technical staff in charge of processing, or by persons in charge of occasional maintenance operations.
No data deriving from the web service is communicated or disseminated; the personal data provided by users who request dispatch of informative material (such as newsletters, etc.) are used only to perform the service or provision requested.
TYPES OF DATA PROCESSED:
The computer systems and software procedures used to operate this website acquire, during their normal operation, some personal data whose transmission is implicit in the use of Internet communication protocols.
This is information that is not collected to be associated with identified interested parties, but which by their very nature could, through processing and association with data held by third parties, allow users to be identified.
This category of data includes IP addresses or domain names of the computers used by users connecting to the site, the addresses in the Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) notation of the requested resources, the time of the request, the method used to submit the request to the server, the size of the file obtained in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the response given by the server (success, error, etc.) and other parameters relating to the operating system and the user's computer environment.
These data are used for the sole purpose of obtaining anonymous statistical information on the use of the site and to check its correct functioning.
The data could be used to ascertain responsibility in case of hypothetical IT crimes to the detriment of the site only at the request of the supervisory bodies in charge.
DATA SUPPLIED VOLUNTARILY BY USER
The optional, explicit and voluntary sending of e-mails to the addresses indicated on this site involves the subsequent acquisition of the sender's address, necessary to respond to requests, as well as any other personal data included in the message.
PART RESERVED FOR THE MINORS:
No one under 18 years, without prior consent of their parents or guardians, may send information to this website, nor may they make purchases or complete legal acts on this site without the aforementioned consent, unless this is not allowed by the rules in force.
METHOD OF TREATMENT:
Personal data are processed with automated tools for the time strictly necessary to achieve the purposes for which they were collected.
Specific security measures are observed to prevent data loss, illicit or incorrect use and unauthorized access.
RIGHTS OF THE INTERESTED:
The subjects to whom the personal data refer have the right at any time to obtain confirmation of the existence or otherwise of the same data and to know its content and origin, verify its accuracy or request its integration or updating, or the correction (article 7 of Legislative Decree No. 196/2003).
According to the same article, you have the right to request cancellation, transformation into anonymous form or blocking of data processed in violation of the law, as well as to oppose in any case, for legitimate reasons, to their treatment.